The Spiritual Art of Memoir: Discovering the Invisible Thread of Grace
About This Event
Reveal the story of your spiritual journey through memoir writing. Allow other like-minded individuals to be your mirror, and come together to make meaning and share the legacy of your life by discovering the invisible thread of grace in your story.
You have lived and loved, won and lost, celebrated and grieved. You have many stories to tell. All stories have an inside and an outside. The outside is linear—it happened in what the Greeks called chronos—or clock time. But inside, there is a hidden thread of grace. It’s an archetypal story of awakening that lives in the multidimensional world of kairos—the timeless dimension.
During this weekend of memoir writing, you will:
Journey down the metaphorical river of your life
Identify transformative experiences, angels, and sacred enemies
Identify one or more narrative arcs in your life
Write from your soul
Laugh, cry, love, celebrate, and heal
See your life as a spiritual journey
The time with Joan was so important and meaningful. The Yogaville setting and meditation time facilitated a deeper understanding of myself and I have found my voice. The writing and reading sessions brought so many threads of my life into focus. I can't wait to continue tying them all together! — Mary Hobson
Joan is a magnificent workshop leader. Sher struck a perfect balance between inspirational instruction and time for writing. — Maureen Anderson
Joan has a giving spirit. I was blown away by her practical intelligence, her ability to make us think without pressure. This was just what I needed, and I didn't really know it. — Lourdes S.
Venue HighlightsYogaville is home to the Light of Truth Universal Shrine (LOTUS). The LOTUS is a unique temple dedicated to interfaith understanding and the Light within all faiths. Individual altars represent and honor the different world faiths and spiritual paths. The vision, design and inspiration of Sri Swami Satchidananda, LOTUS was dedicated in 1986. It demonstrates, “Truth is One, Paths are Many.” In the peaceful countryside of Virginia, the doors of LOTUS are open to welcome people of all backgrounds and beliefs.
AccommodationsThe all-inclusive prices of our accommodations provides you with three delicious buffet-style vegetarian meals daily, meditation, and Hatha Yoga classes in addition to other activities.
The most popular accommodations we have are Dormitory Accommodations – shared room and shared bath. We have two dormitories, Vivekananda Vihar and Ramalinga Nilayam, which are centrally heated and air-conditioned and convenient to meals and programs.
Lotus Guest House (Private Room)
Each room in our six unit guest house is equipped with a small refrigerator, queen size bed and full bath. Each room in our nine unit guest house is equipped with a queen sized bed and full bath, and no refrigerator.
Set off in a quiet, wooded area adjacent to the Lotus Guest Houses are twelve campsites. Campers have use of the bathroom, shower, and laundry facilities nearby Vivekananda Vihar dormitory. Camping is available from March 15th to December 1st.
- A/C in Rooms
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking
- Tour Assistance
- Yoga Studio
- House Keeping
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
Menu/CuisineOrganic, vegetarian/vegan food
Gluten-free and vegan options
Large herbal tea selection
Coffee is available for purchase at Mandala Cafe